Our past is a powerful draw and in so many ways we try to capture it in order to explain it to ourselves. What started out as an exercise in model building and photography, ended up as a dream-like reconstruction of the town I grew up in. It's not an exact recreation, but it does capture the mood of my memories.And like a dream, many of the buildings show up in different configurations throughout the photos. Or sometimes, the buildings stay put and the backgrounds change.Visually, this is heading towards the realm of ART.NO PHOTOSHOP WAS USED IN THESE PICTURES. IT'S ALL STRAIGHT FROM THE CAMERA.It's the oldest trick in the special effects book:line up a model with an appropriate background and shoot. The buildings are 1/24th scale [ or 1/2 inch equals a foot ]. They are constructed of Gator board, styrene plastic, Sintra [ a light flexible plastic that can be carved, and painted ] plus numerous found objects; such as jewelery pieces, finishing washers and printed material.
I'm a car guy. Beginning in 1977 at Frank Kent Cadillac in Fort Worth I sold new Cadillacs before venturing into my own car operation in 1984. Like many I am full of ideas and opinions. My staff is tired of my rants so here I am on the web letting it rip for anyone who cares to listen. I am honest, opinionated, reverent & irreverent. I will hit on topics that you agree with but some you may disagree on. That's what is great about this country.